Sunday, November 15
The escalating global migration crisis has led the news and tugged on our heartstrings over these last months. To help us dig deeper into the whys and wherefores of this challenge for the whole human family we are delighted to welcome to the Rector’s Forum UCLA Distinguished Professor Roger Waldinger — a leading expert on international migration.
Professor Waldinger’s seven books and over 100 articles explore its social, political, and economic consequences as well as the policies and politics emerging in response to its advent. His most recent book — The Cross-Border Connection: Immigrants, Emigrants, and their Homelands — addresses a paradox at the core of the global migration phenomenon: emigrants departing one society become immigrants in another, tying those two societies together in a variety of ways.
From one review:
Although widely studied, cross-border connections remain misunderstood, both by scholars convinced that globalization is leading to a deterritorialized world of unbounded loyalties and flows, and by policy makers trying to turn migration into an engine of development. Not since Oscar Handlin’s classic The Uprooted has there been such a precisely argued, nuanced study of the immigrant experience.
Books will be available for purchase.
10:15 a.m. Sunday, November 15 in the Forum
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